Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is a veteran of television, theater and the big screen, having worked for nearly 21 of her 27 years. She is best known for playing the title role in the hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” for which she received a Golden Globe nomination in 2001. In addition to starring in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Gellar starred in two feature films last season and recently launched a new role as a spokesperson for Maybelline cosmetics.
Gellar recently starred in Scooby Doo 2, openning in March of 2004, which is the sequel to the hit Warner Bros. feature “Scooby Doo,” co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr. which was released in the summer of 2002.
In 1997, Gellar starred in “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Scream 2.” She won a 1998 Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and was nominated for a 1998 MTV Movie Award for her role in “Scream 2.” Her additional film credits include “Cruel Intentions,” “Simply Irresistible,” “Harvard Man,” “Funny Farm,” “Over the Brooklyn Bridge” and “High Stakes.”
Gellar won an Emmy Award in 1994 for her role on the daytime drama “All My Children.” She also starred in the made-for-television movie “An Invasion of Privacy” and the mini-series “A Woman named Jackie,” in which she played a young Jackie Kennedy.
Her theater credits include “The Widow Claire” at the Old Globe Theatre and “Jake’s Women,” opposite Matthew Broderick, at Circle in the Square.
A New York native, Gellar resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Freddie Prinze, Jr. They have 2 children.